Larissa is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and educator based in the North Bay of California. They received their BFA from the Cooper Union in New York City. Their practice is grounded in a background of media studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies, pedagogy, performance studies, and the study of sexuality. Current areas of research include Bronies (adult, white, male fans of the kids’ television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), the culture and history of white people tanning, the historical representation of white womanhood and girlhood in T.V. and cinema, consumerism and the nature of desire in the children’s toy, queer sex education, and the representation of love and monogamy in reality T.V. 

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Education

The Cooper Union - New York, NY - Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2017

The Oxbow School - Napa, CA - Fall 2012

 

Exhibitions

2018: As Far as the Heart Can See - Group Exhibition Participant - Elizabeth Performance Space, New York NY 

2017: Acid Rock - Hawaiian based online exhibition - The Awakening Exhibition, Hawaii

2017: Genesis - Group Exhibition Participant - Nakanojo Biennale, Nakanojo, Japan

2017: Acid Rock - Solo Exhibition - The Cooper Union, New York, NY 2016: We Want Bread and Roses - Curator and Group Exhibition Participant - The Cooper Union, New York, NY 

2016: Grand Prix ​(Philippic no. X)​ ​- Collaborative Performance - The Great Hall, New York, NY 

2015: Body Party - Curator and Performer - The Peter Cooper Suite, New York, NY 

2014: Undress - Collaborative Performance - Unseen Performance Series, Brooklyn, NY

2014-2016: The Rehearsal Performance Series - Curator and Performer - The Cooper Union, New York, NY 

 

Screenings 

2018: Untitled (Joshua Tree) - DemoBlank Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

2017: Acid Rock - Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 

2016: Trophy Parent - The Cooper Union End of Year Show, New York, NY 

2015: On Education - The Cooper Union End of Year Show, New York, NY 

 

Residencies

PAF (Performing Arts Forum) - ​Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, France - 2016

 

Awards 

The Cooper Union Robert Breer Film Award